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2018  Forums

Speakers for each Forum are listed along with a link to their presentation if it is available. Also provided is a link to the audio file of each Forum.

September 2018 Forum
The ROI on Higher Education in Food and Agriculture
September 19, 2018
Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar
Ronnie Green, Ph.D., Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jay Akridge, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity, Purdue University
Michael Martin, Ph.D., President, Florida Gulf Coast University

July 2018 Forum
Gene Editing: Challenges and Opportunities
July 17, 2018
 Mitchell Abrahamsen, Recombinetics
 Randy Spronk, Spronk Brothers Holdings and Ranger Farms
 Kevin Diehl, Corteva AgriScience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
 Karen Carr, Arent Fox, LLP

The Council for Agricultural Science & Technology (CAST) has released the report:  Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications and Governance

May 2018 Farm Foundation Forum
A Conversation with the Ambassadors--Trade War or Rhetoric?
May 22, 2018
Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Ambassador Darci Vetter, former Chief Agriculture Negotiator (2014-2016)
Ambassador Richard Crowder, former Chief Agriculture Negotiator (2006-2008)
Ambassador Al Johnson, former Chief Agriculture Negotiator (2001-2005)

Ambassador Doud referenced a March 22, 2018, report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative entitled:  Findings of the Investigation into China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974

February 2018 Farm Foundation Forum
The Economics of the Next Farm Bill
February 13, 2018
 Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M
 Craig Jagger, Former Chief Economist, House Agriculture Committee
 Patrick Westhoff, FAPRI
Don Villwock, Indiana farmer

January 2018 Farm Foundation Forum
The Role of Conservation Practices in Meeting Water Quality Goals
January 23, 2018
Jimmy Bramblett, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Dennis Nuxoll, Western Growers Association
Barry Gold, Walton Family Foundation
Fred Yoder, Ohio farmer and Solutions from the Land





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